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Megadeth's Dave Mustaine To Sell Over 100 Musical Items, Including "Holy Wars" Guitar
Dave Mustaine, frontman of GRAMMY-winning quintessential thrash metal band Megadeth, is partnering with musician marketplace Reverb to sell over 100 of musical items he's used throughout the years, including guitars.
The sale, which will go live on Nov. 4, will also include amps and recording equipment, Reverb said on their website. "A 1987 Dean Dave Mustaine Signature Holy Grail V (#1 of 33), a Signature Zero Korina (#10 of 50), a 2007 Signature Silver V prototype, a Signature Silver Burst VMNT, and a Signature Stealth VMNT that was used extensively for touring," are among the guitars that can be purchased.
"I have always believed when it comes down to memorabilia with a band—especially instruments—I want to pass this onto people. I want them to be able to have something that I had," Mustaine told Reverb. "When I die, I don’t want a guitar in my coffin. Some of these guys want to be buried with stuff—I don’t want to die. I want to live forever."
In June, the frontman revealed he has been diagnosed with throat cancer. Despite the news, he let his fans know he is optimistic. "It’s clearly something to be respected and faced head on—but I’ve faced obstacles before. I’m working closely with my doctors, and we’ve mapped out a treatment plan which they feel has a 90% success rate," he wrote in a tweet in June.
Mustaine is looking to sell items to someone who will treasure them. "I’ve got absolutely killer collector’s item stuff for the right guy," he said. "For me, my job is to put everything I can into this guitar so that when it gets put in somebody else’s hands, I can say, 'This is the guitar that wrote 'Holy Wars.'"
For more information on items, visit Reverb's website.